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Counties that banned in-person religious gatherings and those with a greater number of hospitals per capita were associated with a decreased case-fatality rate of COVID-19 during the pandemic's first wave, according to a new University of Michigan study. On the other hand, counties with high prevalence of asthma and a greater concentration of people over 65 were linked to higher fatality rates, the analysis showed.
New research from David Mendez
African Americans represent 12% of the U.S. population, but carried 41% of all menthol-smoking-related premature deaths in the United States between 1980 and 2018, according to a new study researchers believe is the first to quantify the impact menthol cigarettes have had in Black communities across the country.
New research from Stuart Batterman
A multidisciplinary group of University of Michigan researchers will investigate environmental exposures, chosen as one of the first projects in a new National Institutes of Health amyotrophic lateral sclerosis initiative.
Denise Anthony, professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been selected as the next chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, effective October 1, 2021.